Cope

Italian
15th century


Dimensions

293 cm (115 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.93

Accession Number

96.52

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red velvet; the design is distinguished from the ground by a narrow line of red satin; the design consists of large leaf-like forms enclosing symmetrical groups of conventional flowers. The design of the ophrey, which consists of six saints, is couched with colored silks and much tranished gold thread, made by winding a fine thread with gilded gold beaters’ skin.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection